Ricardo Rodriguez
Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez: Wrestling Saved My Life And It Gave Me A Purpose

Ricardo Rodriguez has gone through some difficult times, but he’s ready to give back to the wrestling industry that has given so much to him.

Former WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez recently spoke to FOX 43 about his school, the Three Legacies Wrestling Academy, and the alcohol addictions that he suffered from that led to this moment.

“One day I woke up in San Antonio, Texas and I woke up in a hospital in a detox center,” Ricardo Rodriguez explained. “I don’t know how I got there. I ended up reaching out on social media, on Twitter, that I needed to get help.”

Rodriguez got the help he needed through Blueprints for Addiction Recovery, a Lancaster County-based addiction rehab facility. That decision led Jesus to open Three Legacies Wrestling Academy, his own wrestling school. During his sobriety process, he decided to open his own school as a way of giving back to the business that saved his life.

“Wrestling saved my life and it gave me a purpose and it gave me a sense,” Rodriguez said. “Whether as time went on, that was [to] perform in front of others or teach others how to live a certain dream they always wanted to do, and that’s professional wrestling.”

If you or a loved one needs help, please reach out to SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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